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O’Malley OK’s reorganization plan

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, formally accepted a major reorganization plan on Thursday that would group the archdiocese’s 288 parishes into about 135 clusters and assign each a team of priests, staff, and lay leaders.

O’Malley said the church in Boston and nationwide had reached a crossroads after years of declining Mass attendance and diminished participation in parish life. The impetus for the new plan is “a new evangelization,” he said, reaching out to inactive Catholics and bringing them back to church.

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